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Richard Ray Hauder

February 27, 1935 ~ November 26, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Richard Hauder Obituary

Richard Ray Hauder was born on February 27, 1935, in Milford, Nebraska, to Harry and Leona (Zimmerman) Hauder, and went to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at Seward Memorial Hospital at the age of 88.

As a young boy, Richard attended Milford Public School, graduating with the class of 1953. He accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at East Fairview Mennonite Church. After high school, Richard moved to California and attended Compton College for one year where he took automotive classes. Soon after, Richard was united in marriage to Virginia (Schrock) Hauder on March 8, 1959, in Upland, California. Together, they moved back to Nebraska and made their home in Milford.  To this union four children, Brent, Terry, Lisa, and Kristine were born.

Richard truly loved farming- growing crops for many years and took pride in his work. He grew a variety of crops and raised cattle. His strong work ethic did not go unnoticed.

Richard was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, a Sunday School Teacher, a faithful member of the Gideons, MDS representative, Et Cetra board member, Farmers Union Coop, and the Nut Growers Association.

Later in life, Richard enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would often attend their sporting events. Richard also enjoyed traveling, planting trees, and grafting walnut trees. Richard and Virginia would head south to winter in Sarasota FL, for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hauder, Sons Brent Hauder, Milford, NE, Terry  (Leanne) Hauder, Milford, NE; Daughters Lisa (Gerald) Cleaver, McGregor, TX, Kristin Martin, Milford, NE; Grandchildren Brendon Hauder, Breanna Zavalaga (Gian), Brandel Hauder (Taylor), Broderick Hauder, Brittani Hauder, Kelsey Walker (Zane), Ashley Goering (Chris), Alex Hauder (Eden), Andrew Hauder, Logan Hauder, Caleb Hauder, Colton Hauder, Bryan Cleaver, Shawn Cleaver, Karissa Cleaver, Carlie (Patrick) McReynolds, and Austin Martin; 15 great grandchildren; Sister-in-law LaDonna Hauder, Versailles, MO; and also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Leona Hauder, Father-in-law Lee Schrock, Mother-in-law Mildred Schrock, and his brother, Maynard Hauder.

Visitations: Friday, December 1st,2023, from 1-8 p.m. at the Lauber Funeral Home in Milford, with family greeting and receiving relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m.

There will be a graveside service first on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, at 9:45 a.m. at East Fairview Cemetery, rural Milford.

After the Graveside Service, a Memorial Service for Richard will start at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, at the Beth-El Community Church in Milford.

There will be a livestream available for the Memorial Service. To access the livestream, please visit our website and click on the link next to Richard’s Memorial Service tab under the obituary section 10 minutes prior to the Service to tune in.

Memorials will be given to the Gideons.

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December 1, 2023

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lauber Funeral Home
101 C Street
Milford, NE 68405

Graveside Service
December 2, 2023

9:45 AM
East Fairview Cemetery, Milford

Memorial Service
December 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Beth-El Community Church
115 North F
Milford, NE 68405


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